Sail up the Loire River, on a "gabare" - a local type of boat - meandering through the vineyards and discovering our wines.

Story

The wine
Producer : Les Vignerons des Terroirs de la Noëlle
Winemaker : Fabrice Gouraud.
Advanced vocational diploma in viticulture
and oenology, as well as a bachelor's degree
in the same fields.
Situation
Vallée Loire is a group of wines that act as ambassadors for the Loire Valley AOP, marked by their character, freshness, and approachability.
Terroir
The vines grow in the southwestern part of the Maine-et-Loire department, bordering the Saumur region, on low-lying slopes on a bed of solid schist. This part of the region, called "Black Anjou" has brown soil and blue slate rock that warms the soil up quickly.
In the vineyard
The grapes are picked when they reach technological maturity in order to combine the fruitiness and roundness of Gamay and Grolleau with the structure of Cabernet.
Vinification
After light cold settling, the wine is fermented in temperature-controlled (17°C) stainless steel vats in order to retain maximum aromas. The alcoholic fermentation is stopped with cold treatment in order to maintain residual sugar
Maturing
Aged on the less for 4 months, then bottled in spring to lock in maximum freshness.
Best consumed within the year after the vintage.
Varietals
Gamay
Grolleau

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Brilliant pink colour. Very attractive fruity nose with hints of strawberry, boiled sweets, redcurrant, and fresh grapes. Quite fresh, round, and delicious on the palate with strawberry and raspberry flavours. The softness is underpinned by elegant tannin and the long, fruity aftertaste is enhanced by a certain vivaciousness.
Food pairing
with delicatessen meats, shrimp or vegetable egg rolls, fish tajine, fish in a sauce, grilled meats, blue cheeses, raspberry cheesecake, or as an aperitif.